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A Talk and Interview with Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson

Sunday, September 20
10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern


To survive, we must swiftly transition to ecosocialism. But how do we do that? Join us on September 20th to hear Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson describe that organization's inspiring model of local cooperative living, and its visionary Call to Action: Towards a General Strike to End the COVID-19 Crisis and Create a New World.
Kali will discuss the pathway forward, using what the Call to Action describes as "the greatest power we have at our disposal: our collective labor." Kali's presentation will be followed by a Question and Answer period led by System Change Not Climate Change author/activist Carol Dansereau.


You can learn more about Cooperation Jackson by visiting its website and reading “It’s Eco-socialism or Death,” an interview with Kali Akuno published by Jacobin Magazine.
Register now for Zoom. We will also livestream on our Facebook page.

Register for Kali Akuno "Sailor's Warning": The San Francisco Bay Area sky at 10:30 a.m., September 9, 2020. Photo Credit: Steve Willett

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Joe Biden’s political resume is a catalog of reasons we on the Left condemn the Democratic Party as one of the “two right wings” of the single party of capital. Yesterday’s Man is frack-happy, dances with billionaires, and wants to jail anarchists with arsonists. Why would an ecosocialist support Biden? read more

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The Australian Green Bans: When Construction Workers Went on Strike for the Environment

Steve Morse | Labor Notes | July 28, 2020

Imagine a building trades union that broke new ground in the 1970s in its support for environmentalism, community preservation, and women, and in its opposition to racism, even as it fought... read more

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The Chinese Communist Party Is an Environmental Catastrophe

Richard Smith | Foreign Policy | July 27, 2020

As China struggles to recover economically from the impact of the pandemic, it is set to deal a painful blow to global efforts to fight climate change. The party has often sacrificed environmental... read more
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Out of Time: The case for nationalizing the fossil fuel industry

Mark Paul, Carla Skandier, and Rory Renzy | The Next System Project | June 22, 2020

The authors have published the report "Out of Time: The case for nationalizing the fossil fuel industry," available in PDF format by clicking here. For decades, scientists have been predicting... read more

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Jeff Cohen | Common Dreams | June 19, 2020

If you’ve been watching mainstream TV news programs lately, you’ve probably noticed that a number of corporate journalists—prodded by the marvelous protests against police violence—seem to have... read more

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We Need a Green New Deal to Confront the Economic Crash and Climate Crisis

Ted Franklin | Truthout | June 15, 2020

Whatever it is, coronavirus has made the mighty kneel and brought the world to a halt like nothing else could. Our minds are still racing back and forth, longing for a return to ‘normality’,... read more

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Caring About the Climate Crisis Means Supporting the Demand to Defund the Police

Alec Common | Common Dreams | June 5, 2020

Anyone who has watched the footage of a white police officer digging his knee into the neck of George Floyd should be able to understand the fury that is erupting across this country at... read more

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Recent webinars from SystemChangeNotClimateChange.org
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System Change Not Climate Change | YouTube | August 31, 2020
China presents a climate crisis paradox. It leads the world in photovoltaic and wind power production and installed capacity of both, and President Xi Jinping says he wants to remake China as an “ecological civilization.” Yet it’s also the world's largest CO2 emitter by far and the government is slashing funding for renewables while ramping up spending on more coal-fired power plants. How do we explain these contradictions? In this engaging webinar, Promise Li interviews System Change Not Climate Change co-founder Richard Smith on his new book China’s Engine of Environmental Collapse (Pluto, July 2020) Richard presents an ecosocialist analysis of China's role in the climate emergency and the powerful drivers within Chinese society that stand in the way of China's becoming an ecological civilization.
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Jeremy Brecher on Using Our Power to Stop Climate Disaster and Create a Just World

System Change Not Climate Change | YouTube | July 26, 2020
In this video, labor organizer, climate activist, and historian Jeremy Brecher speaks about the role of the strike weapon in fighting the deepening and intertwined crises we face.
Brecher is the author of Strike! and the co-founder and research director of the Labor Network for Sustainability. Jeremy’s invaluable commentaries on solidarity and survival appear regularly on the LNS website at www.labor4sustainability.org/strike/. You can get a copy of the 50th Anniversary edition of Jeremy Brecher’s Strike! at PM Press. Jeremy's website is at https://www.jeremybrecher.org/
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